Monday, September 28, 2015

Slight Change in Annual Federal and Non-Federal Shares of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance

On October 1, 2015, the first day of federal fiscal year 2016, the federal financial participation (FFP) rate for Title IV-E Adoption Assistance will change slightly to 62.47% of the cost of each monthly payment.  The non-federal portion will be 37.53% of the cost of each payment.

As readers will recall, the first portion of a federal Title IV-E Adoption Assistance payment of up to $250 per month is covered entirely by federal and state funds. The county is responsible for the non-federal portion of any adoption assistance payment over $250 up to the child’s foster care payment rate.

The following examples illustrate the costs to Ohio Counties of various monthly adoption assistance payments. 

FFP FFY 2016, October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016

Federal Share  62.47%; Non-Federal Share  37.53%                       
AA  Payment                              Cost